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Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2007, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 987
Posted By Zensurgeon
If I am up to it I do water changes 3 times a...

If I am up to it I do water changes 3 times a week but only 10-20%. I do it manually, and pump water from a big garbage can in my fish room. I always vacuum debris from the tank. I only match the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-08-2007, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Zensurgeon
I was thinking of adding my Fluvals. I have 2 of...

I was thinking of adding my Fluvals. I have 2 of the old 300 series filters, but I became quite frustrated when trying to clean them. Now they sit in my basement, but I think I'm going to try them....
Forum: Low Tech Forum 03-05-2007, 12:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 6,336
Posted By Zensurgeon
I have glass tops on all my aquariums .... but...

I have glass tops on all my aquariums .... but they still get gunky and I am forever cleaning them ... As mentioned by Wicked I am certain I am losing light through them.

No top adds the challenge...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-05-2007, 12:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Zensurgeon
I have a small filter. Its a HOB probably 200...

I have a small filter. Its a HOB probably 200 GPH or so one side of the tank ... it 's actually one my first filters LOL ... pennplax or something. My two big aquaclears died this week ... the tank...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 03-04-2007, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 603
Posted By Zensurgeon
On this note .... do you always work out dead...

On this note .... do you always work out dead spots?

I have a 55 gallon planted tank. It has a relatively small filter and I do a lot of water changes. When cleaning and arranging things I...
Forum: DIY 02-23-2007, 12:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 41,313
Posted By Zensurgeon
Awesome setup ... gives me some ideas ..... ...

Awesome setup ... gives me some ideas .....

A question I haven't seen here. Have you done anything to the house wiring? Right now I got a zillion plugs and power strips into 2 circuits both of...
Forum: DIY 02-22-2007, 08:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By Zensurgeon
I agree. Choose your wood according to the...

I agree. Choose your wood according to the appearance you like. If ambitious you could face frame it like a real cabinet. Mine are industrial style (cheap) for a fish room. Here is an example...
Forum: DIY 02-22-2007, 12:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 849
Posted By Zensurgeon
I don't think you can have too much bracing but...

I don't think you can have too much bracing but you would be surprised what wood on end will support. A 2x4 will support something on the order of 1000's of pounds easily. Consider that you have 4...
Forum: Lighting 12-29-2004, 01:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zensurgeon
I think the light falling into the water is a...

I think the light falling into the water is a very bad thing to happen, but the legs are probably stronger then they look.

If you leave the cover off, do you allow your plants to grow out of the...
Forum: General Planted Tank Discussion 12-29-2004, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By Zensurgeon
Starting Planted Tank

I have recently moved, and am re-starting my planted tanks that I had for a long time. There are no plants currently in the tanks. I have a reasonable grasp on lighting, Co2, substrate, etc.

My...
Forum: Lighting 12-26-2004, 05:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 551
Posted By Zensurgeon
I was working on a planted 30 gallon tank, when a...

I was working on a planted 30 gallon tank, when a PC light fell into the tank and sank to the bottom ... lit! My hands were in the tank, no shock though. When my heart started again I pulled the...
Forum: DIY 12-26-2004, 04:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,200
Posted By Zensurgeon
I never knew all these things about garden hoses....

I never knew all these things about garden hoses. I have been using them for years with no problem I am aware of. I cut them to length I need. THey can be a hassle because they can get stiff and...
Forum: Lighting 12-26-2004, 03:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,629
Posted By Zensurgeon
Thats very useful information. I have glass on...

Thats very useful information. I have glass on all my tanks with lights over the glass. How do you suspend the light over the aquarium? Do you have trouble with evaporation?
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